The all-new Range Rover Evoque is here! The wraps are off the latest version of the baby Range Rover and we’ve got all the details، as the Auto Express said… This is the all-new Range Rover Evoque، which has been revealed at an event in London and is on sale now، with first deliveries expected in spring 2019. Prices for the new Evoque start from £31،600.
The second generation of Land Rover’s popular small SUV gets a fresh platform، a cleaner look and mild hybrid technology across most of its range، in a bid to be more efficient and match the sophistication of some of its stablemates - notably the Velar - while also answering existing Evoque owners’ calls for more room in the cabin and a bigger boot. It also ditches the three-door ‘coupe’ model to become five-door only.
Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern says the car’s looks are “meant to be unmistakably Evoque، while being unmistakably the new Evoque”. Key elements، such as the clamshell bonnet interrupted by the bulging front wheelarches، and the ultra-slim rear glass area، have been retained. But there’s a much cleaner look along the Evoque’s flanks، with flush door handles (as seen on the Velar) and a less complex surfacing on the doors، with none of the horizontal creases of the Mk1. The end result is a car that is clearly still the Evoque، but one that has a more grown-up، more sophisticated appearance. This is helped further by an increase in wheel sizes; the new car’s alloys range from 17 inches up to an optional 21 inches. Under the skin، there are significant changes; more than 90 per cent of the components in the car’s bare body are new، in fact، and the Evoque is the first Jaguar Land Rover model to be based on the firm’s all-new Premium Transverse Architecture. The new platform is designed to offer the companies’ smaller models more scope for technical progress (in particular in electrification) than the old car’s LR-MS set-up، which could be traced back to the second-generation Freelander and Ford’s ownership of the British brands.
PTA has been designed from the outset to offer electrification - and that’s precisely what will be available on the Evoque، because all automatic variants، regardless of whether they’re diesel or petrol، will have a 48-volt mild hybrid system equipped with an 8Ah lithium-ion battery.